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ChÃ¶gyal Namkhai Norbu, former Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature at the University of Naples L'Orientale, has dedicated his academic career to the study of Tibetan culture and has published a number of works, in particular, on its origin.
In his findings, the cradle of Tibetan culture is to be looked for in the ancient realm of Zhang Zhung, which had been revered Mount Kailash as its center and heart, and in the Bon spiritual traditions which flourished within and spread from that Kingdom.
The Light of Kailash, through meticulous selection and a critical use and analysis of a vast array of literary and often inedited sources, offers an open, daring, holistic, unbiased approach to the study of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet, and to the understanding of the origin of this fascinating and endangered civilization.
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Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is a foremost representative of Tibetan culture on the present world scene. Born in Eastern Tibet in 1938, at the age of two he was recognized as a reincarnation of Adzom Drugpa, a renowned Master of the Dzogchen tradition. Still an adolescent, he completed the stages of the rigorous traditional studies, both secular and religious, and received teachings from some of the greatest masters of his time.
In 1960 he was invited to Italy by Professor Giuseppe Tucci, a leading figure in early Italian Tibetological studies, to collaborate with the ISMEO (Institute for Studies of the Middle and Extreme Orient) in Rome. From 1962 to 1992 he taught Tibetan and Mongolian language and literature at the Institute for Oriental Studies of the the University of Naples, and became known among scholars for his vast knowledge of the ancient history and literature of Tibet. In the mid seventies Chögyal Namkhai Norbu began transmitting the Dzogchen teaching, of which he is considered one of the most important living masters. In 1981 he founded the International Dzogchen Community, a wolrdwide association of people interested in the knowledge and practice of this ancient spiritual path. In 1988 he founded A.S.I.A (Association for Solidarity in Asia), a non governmental organization which implements projects of cooperation and solidarity in Tibet as well as in other troubled regions of the world. In 1991, in the presence of H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama, at Merigar, the seat of the Dzogchen Community in Italy, he founded the Shang Shung International Institute for Tibetan Studies, whose aim is to preserve Tibetan culture in its manifold forms.
For the last thirty years Chögyal Namkhai Norbu has been constantly teaching, responding to invitations to give lectures and lead retreats from all over the world. He is the author of numerous books, translated and published in all major languages.
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Book Description Shang Shung Publications, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8878341037